Samsung is not necessarily the brand we think of first in the field of special gamer laptops, between names such as Razer, Dell (Alienware) or Asus (ROG). And although we know it, by presenting its new Notebook Odyssey , Samsung intends to grab a piece of the pie by competing with the giants of the sector.
Announced at CES 2019 in Las Vegas earlier this year, the Notebook Odyssey will host Nvidia's all-new high-end graphics processor, the RTX 2080 Max-Q and an 8th generation hexacore processor from Intel including the spec has yet to be released, but it should be the i7-8850H .
On the memory side, a 256 GB NVMe SSD, coupled with a hard drive with a capacity of 1 TB (but easily replaceable according to the user's disk space needs) will act as ROM, while the RAM is 16 GB In terms of connectivity, the Odyssey Notebook is equipped with an HDMI port, a USB-C port, 3 USB-A ports and an Ethernet port.
Everything in the race for graphics performance
Competition requires, to hope to get a good place in the podium of manufacturers of laptops for gamers, Samsung called on the services of Nvidia, the famous heavyweight in the graphics processor sector, to boost the performance of its Notebook Odyssey.
With all of its on-board tech, the RTX 2080 is capable of delivering hyper-realistic 3D renderings, a process that is also inspired by the world of action film making. In comparison, the RTX 2080 is 20% more efficient than its brother the GTX 1080.
But who says exceptional graphics performance says no less need for cooling. To meet the challenge, Samsung worked on building a five-pipe cooling system (compared to two for the previous Odyssey version), with two fans counting 83 blades each, allowing the beast to keep a cool head, whatever are the resources requested by the games.
Même si aucune date de sortie définitive ni de prix de lancement n'ait été annoncée par Samsung, le Notebook Odyssey devrait être disponible aux États-Unis en ce début d'année, c'est-à-dire dans les prochaines semaines.